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Re: Transfer of copyright on death



Andrew Stribblehill wrote:

The sole maintainer collaborated with another author in writing the
program, and they have joint copyright. He would like to get it
relicenced under a standard licence but the other author has now
died. Is there any way to get it changed?

Yes. If its a joint work, either author can grant a non-exclusive licence, without the other's permission. So the living author can do that without asking the estate/heirs of the dead author.



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